New Arrivals
2013    Screaming Cabernet Sauvignon
RP 97+ pts, AG 98+ pts.
2012    Krutz Family Magnolia Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Well, I never thought that I would be writing again about declassified cult juice but.... I tasted the 2012 Krutz Family Vineyard Magnolia Napa Cabernet and was blown away. Espresso bean, black fruits, pencil lead, and a silky, rich finish are hallmarks of this beauty, made up of 91% cult Cabernet juice. I was told by my distributor what the "cult" source is but am sworn not to put it in writing. Suffice to say that Oakville is the epicenter. Do a little googling and sleuthing on the internet and you won't be disappointed; this Cab is the real deal!
2013    Lewis Reserve Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
WS 95 pts.
2014    Peter Michael Belle Cote Estate Chardonnay
RP 95-98 pts.
2014    Peter Michael La Carriere Estate Chardonnay
RP 91-96 pts.
2013    Booker Fracture Syrah
RP 99 pts.
2013    Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red
RP 93-95 pts, AG 94 pts.
2013    Maybach Family Vineyards Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon
RP 98+ pts.
2013    Sea Smoke Ten Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir
2013    Bevan Cellars Sugarloaf Mountain Proprietary Red
RP 99 pts.
2013    Aubert CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
RP 95+ pts.
2013    Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
RP 94 pts.
2013    Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
RP 94+ pts.
1989    Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti
WS 97 pts.
2013    Kongsgaard Napa Chardonnay
RP 95-97 pts.
2013    Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
WS 92 pts.
2013    Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon
AG 95+ pts.
2012    Shatter Cotes Catalanes Languedoc Grenache
So what happens when Dave Phinney (Orin Swift The Prisoner) and Joel Gott (Trinchero, Joel Gott Wines, and Newman's Own) hunker down and decide to make a wine together? Pure, unabashed, unadulterated red wine bliss. Phinney hears from a friend about the great terroir in Maury, where the vines struggle in the rocky hillsides. Where's that you say? The South of France in Languedoc. He's so jazzed by what he sees/tastes that he creates a winery there. He persuades his buddy Gott to partner up on a project and thus Shatter is born. WA 92 pts.